Cover of: The best American short stories of the century | John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike.

The best American short stories of the century

Expanded ed.

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Zelig -- Benjamin Rosenblatt
Little selves -- Mary Lerner
Jury of her peers -- Susan Glaspell
Other woman -- Sherwood Anderson
Golden honeymoon -- Ring Lardner
Blood-burning moon -- Jean Toomer
Killers -- Ernest Hemingway
Resurrection of a life -- William Saroyan
Christmas gift -- Robert Penn Warren
Bright and morning star -- Richard Wright
Hitch-hikers -- Eudora Welty
Peach stone -- Paul Horgan
"That in Aleppo once..." -- Vladimir Nabokov
Interior castle -- Jean Stafford
Miami-New York -- Martha Gellhorn
Second tree from the corner -- E.B. White
Farmer's children -- Elizabeth Bishop
Death of a favorite -- J.F. Powers
Resemblance between a violin case and a coffin -- Tennessee Williams
Country husband -- John Cheever
Greenleaf -- Flannery O'Connor
Ledge -- Lawrence Sargent Hall
Defender of the faith -- Philip Roth
Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers -- Stanley Elkin
German refugee -- Bernard Malamud
Where are you going, where have you been? -- Joyce Carol Oates
Rotifer -- Mary Ladd Gavell
Gold Coast -- James Alan McPherson
Key -- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Cty of churches -- Donald Barthelme
How to win -- Rosellen speaks / -- Harold Brodkey
Silver dish -- Saul Bellow
Gesturing -- John Updike
Shawl -- Cynthia Ozick
Where I'm calling from -- Raymond Carver
Janus -- Ann Beattie
Way we live now -- Susan Sontag
Things they carried -- Tim O'Brien
Meneseteung -- Alice Munro
You're ugly, too -- Lorrie Moore
I want to live ! -- Thom Jones
In the gloaming -- Alice Elliott Dark
Proper library -- Carolyn Ferrell
Birthmates -- Gish Jen
Soon -- Pam Durban
Half-skinned steer -- Annie Proulx.

Edition Notes

Titles selected by John Updike from the 1915 through 1998 editions of The best American short stories series.



Library of Congress
PS648.S5 B45 2000

The Physical Object

xxiv, 835 p. ;
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0395843677, 0395843685
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